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Common Hiv Meds

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Welchol and HIV meds

Dear Dr. Henry,I have recently been prescribed Welchol. It lowers cholesterol, glucose levels and bulks up stools and has been wonderful for curing my diarrhea.The brochure from the drug company says to take any vitamins at least 4 hours before...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...of Welchol with protease inhibitors. There is at least a theoretic concern that a binding resin may impair absorption of HIV meds so that common sense would suggest dosing the Welchol separately from your HIV meds (by several hours). Monitoring... Read more »

ED med and HIV med interaction (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010)

I'm currently on Viramune and Truvada and I've been having problems getting an erection. My doctor... Read more »

Is it ok to take ED meds while on HIV meds? (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Robert hope all is well with you during these holidays. My question and I'm sure you have... Read more »
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Expert Panel Revises U.S. HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines; Recommends Starting HIV Meds Earlier

...country, and many HIV health care workers are likely to follow them. The guidelines themselves were revised by a panel of 30 HIV/AIDS experts from across the U.S. We'll summarize a few of the major changes in the revised guidelines below. A ... Read more »
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Thinning Bones a Growing Problem Among People With HIV; HIV and HIV Meds Appear to Be Culprits

... Bone problems have quietly emerged as a major health issue for people with HIV, and HIV meds may be at least partly to blame, according to recent research. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggest HIV Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Moscow Times Examines How Drug Shortages in Russia Are Leading Doctors to Prescribe Replacement HIV/AIDS Meds to Patients

... In Russia, some patients living with HIV/AIDS, whose regular drug therapy was replaced by "another, less preferable drug," are bringing lawsuits against state-run treatment Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MedPage Today Examines Recent Developments, Trials Underway in HIV Prevention

...story reports. The article examines the history of challenges researchers studying strategies to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS have faced, the discovery in 2009 that an experimental HIV vaccine cut the risk of becoming infected by HIV by... Read more »
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can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had some problems with depression, so my physician prescribed "Lexapro." I'm assuming that it should'nt be a problem w/ the meds I'm on already. I seem to be okay. Does anyone know anything about Lexapro? Read more »